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Falcon Stone, cup-marked stone & barrow 500m SSE of Millhill

A Scheduled Monument in Carse of Gowrie, Perth and Kinross

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.4655 / 56°27'55"N

Longitude: -3.1446 / 3°8'40"W

OS Eastings: 329570

OS Northings: 730959

OS Grid: NO295309

Mapcode National: GBR VF.CRGD

Mapcode Global: WH6Q3.NRRC

Entry Name: Falcon Stone, cup-marked stone & barrow 500m SSE of Millhill

Scheduled Date: 14 November 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6503

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: barrow

Location: Longforgan

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Carse of Gowrie

Traditional County: Perthshire

Description

The monument comprises a cup-marked stone which originally formed part of a barrow, or burial mound, and the remains of that barrow which are represented by cropmarks visible on oblique aerial photographs.

The monument lies in arable farmland at around 35m OD. It comprises a large boulder, with 5 cup marks on its N face, surrounded by a roughly circular cropmark enclosure some 15m in diameter within a ditch about 2m wide. There are a number of other less well-defined cropmarks visible around the stone.

It appears that the boulder originally formed part of a barrow or burial mound which has otherwise been ploughed flat. In the same field to the S are the remains of a number of other barrows of prehistoric date.

The area to be scheduled encompasses the cup-marked stone and the remains of the barrow and an area around them in which traces of associated activity may be expected to survive. It is circular with a diameter of 60m as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to our understanding of prehistoric ritual and funerary practices. Its importance is enhanced by its proximity to potentially contemporary sites.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NO 23 SE 15 and 22.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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